ABC News Thinks We’re “Witty”

March 22nd, 2007 // 4 Comments

And they’re real journalists, so it must be true.

I was contacted yesterday by Rusell Goldman for my insight into the world of celebrity hangers-on and social climbers. Initially thinking was calling me out on my obviously parasitic function as a low-rate gift bag junkie, I was surprised when I realized he was hoping to get my “expert” opinion on some of the more high-profile Hollywood/socialite groupies about whom I snipe on a daily basis. Here’s a snippet of me chatting about why we love to hate the Brandon Davises of the world on ABC News.com:

“We pride ourselves that there is no caste system in America,” Timmons said, “that you can come to this country and become self-made … I want to feel that someone making more money than me deserves it — it justifies the hierarchy of the capitalist system.”

That’s right folks. We use words like “hierarchy” here at ASL. You can thank my Word-A-Day calendar for that doozy.

For the full article, “Vanity Fake” by Russell Goldman of ABC News, click here.

By Lisa Timmons
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  1. Thank christ they contacted you. There is no way in hell I could have sounded that intelligent.

    I would have been like -

    “umm, cause celebrities are cool, and they’re like pretty and stuff and I like their videos and movies? And other people do too? Right?”

  2. christie

    you need to pay closer attention to the setup of this country if you dont realize that there is a very obvious caste system. the gap between rich and poor or have and have-nots is getting wider every day with all the technology being developed. people with money are at the top, and those without are at the bottom. granted, your point was on target, but i dont think you used the right choice of words

  3. chlyn

    Awesome quote! You go, girl – represent!! :D

  4. margaretta

    Yes, Lisa, congratulations on being recognized as a source for mindless tripe…you don’t need a book look that up in do you?

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